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National History Day Resources at University of Missouri Libraries: Special Collections

Guide for educators and students participating in National History Day projects.

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Phone: (573) 882-0076

Fax: (573) 884-0027

Email: SpecialCollections@missouri.edu 

What is Special Collections?

Special Collections and Rare Books houses rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years.  The collections include books, maps, posters, pamphlets, comics, artwork, artifacts, personal papers, and over 8 million titles on microform. Many of these materials are valuable primary sources. 

The materials in Special Collections are here because they are fragile, one-of-a-kind, and they have lasting value for research.  Because of this, the procedures for using books and other materials are a little different from what you may be used to in libraries.  This guide will walk you through the process of finding and requesting materials in Special Collections.